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Soldotna ups winning streak to 45 games with 42-0 win over Kodiak
Midway through the third quarter, Kodiak’s Kaleb Finley danced off the field and yelled to his defensive coordinator, “That is another stop.” The Bears’ defense did an admirable job against high-powered Soldotna, but it wasn’t enough as Kodiak fell 42-0 in a Northern Lights Conference football game Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Stars, which were stopped twice on fourth downs and forced to punt twice, ...
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Kodiak netters earn 2 victories
All Kodiak volleyball needed was a trip to Southeast Alaska to right the ship. The Bears swept Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe on Friday and finished its first trip to Sitka since 2013 with a perfect 4-0 record. Kodiak upped its season record to 4-6. A day after needing five sets to dispose of Mt. Edgecumbe, the Bears earned a 26-24, 25-9, 25-23 victory over the 3A school. Senior Ryana Recustodio powered down nine kills a...
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Main break muddies water
A major water main break is responsible for discolored water reported in some Kodiak households. The break happened in the early morning hours Sept. 9, said city public works director Mark Kozak, who was on vacation at the time. The break from an 8-inch main caused water to gush from the site at a rate of 4,000 gallons per minute. Communitywide water flow skyrocketed from 4,300 to 8,300 gallons per minute, Kozak s...
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Saving Maya: Fire departments rescue dog on Labor Day
Disclaimer: This is not a sports column, but one that all animal lovers will like. I’m a sucker for dog stories. While doing my nightly scroll of Facebook, I came across a post that caught my attention, and Gizmo’s and Pepper Jack’s, too. It read: “Big shout out to my girl Betsy and all the firefighters and friends that came out today to help rescue my dog, Maya. She ran down part of a cliff and fell the rest of t...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Prop 1 sides engage with a flourish
In any contested election campaign we expect the opposing sides to use spin, rhetorical flourishes and selective detail, even when the charge of outright falsification doesn’t apply. The sides on city Proposition 1, asking voters whether to allow city workers the right to unionize, both have added some flourishes that merit a good look from a neutral, literal perspective. On the side of a yes vote, Teamsters Local...
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Burglary suspects change plea in exchange for reduced charges
Two men charged with multiple counts of burglary in February changed their pleas for reduced charges Thursday. Justin Isadore, 19, and Shay Monkiewicz, 21, both pleaded guilty to a single charge of burglary in the first degree, a consolidated charge that includes burglaries of nine residences. During their change of plea hearings at the Kodiak courthouse, Judge Steve Cole went over some of the terms in the propose...
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Kodiak football faces Soldotna
A few weeks ago, Kodiak football coach Bill McGuire was rooting for Soldotna to beat East Anchorage. Kind of odd, considering Kodiak and Soldotna play in the same conference, but the second-year coach got his wish when the Stars punched in a late-game two-point conversion to win 22-21. The Kenai-Peninsula powerhouse added a win against Palmer last week and heads to the island riding a state-best 44-game winning st...
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NTSB: Float plane tried steep turn
The National Transportation Safety Board released results from its preliminary investigation into a Friday airplane crash at Uganik Lake, 35 miles west of the city of Kodiak. According to the report, witnesses said the Island Air DHC-2 Beaver crashed into the water shortly after a westward takeoff from the lake. To avoid rising, tree-covered terrain ahead, the pilot made a leftward turn, first gradually and then b...
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Womens Bay council back in action
Gathered around two folding tables pushed together, the Womens Bay Community Council on Wednesday discussed a Halloween event, Red Cross training, and the upcoming election for the local service area board. The seven-member council revived after being defunct for several years to support the installation of new playground equipment at Panamaroff Creek Park. Three years ago, it put on the first Trunk-or-Treat, a Ha...
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TAPESTRY: Alexander returns to place where he got his start
Jack Alexander doesn’t worry about paying monthly utility, electricity and garbage bills on his property. He lives “on wheels,” traveling around the Southwest in a motor home. Summers are reserved for Kodiak, the place het got his feet wet and hands dirty as a game biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the late 1960s. He and his young family left the island in 1973, but returned every summer to t...
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